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Old Oct 21, 2012, 05:25 PM   #51
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I have a clear case on mine. You can see it in all it's beauty but stays scratch free
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 05:25 PM   #52
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I'm a firm believer in using a case and screen protector. here's why:

Iphone 4s 64GB bought for $399.
Traded in for $380.
Iphone 5 cost me $19, essentially.

There's no way you could get a "like new" trade in deal from a barebacked iphone.

Totally worth it to me to keep it in a case.
I have yet to use a case, just a vinyl wrap around the antenna. Did this for my 4 as well and had no damage. Just have to be careful.
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 05:26 PM   #53
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I have yet to use a case, just a vinyl wrap around the antenna. Did this for my 4 as well and had no damage. Just have to be careful.
vinyl wrap works too, as long as you manage not to drop it.
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 05:35 PM   #54
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I'm a firm believer in using a case and screen protector. here's why:

Iphone 4s 64GB bought for $399.
Traded in for $380.
Iphone 5 cost me $19, essentially.

There's no way you could get a "like new" trade in deal from a barebacked iphone.

Totally worth it to me to keep it in a case.
Yes there is a way. I sold my iPhone 4S on Gazelle for $380 and it was never in a case and it was in perfect condition. My iPhone 5 is naked as well and no problems. You just have to be careful with it.
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 09:57 PM   #55
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I really want my iPhone 5 to be naked, it looks so much nicer and it takes advantage of the actual weight of the phone. Anyone who has no case and is completely fine with it?
I don't have case but I have a pouch to carry around it but when I use it I use it naked no scratches
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 10:18 PM   #56
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Yes there is a way. I sold my iPhone 4S on Gazelle for $380 and it was never in a case and it was in perfect condition. My iPhone 5 is naked as well and no problems. You just have to be careful with it.
I'm very very careful.
I also wear a seatbelt in the car and helmet when I ride.
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 10:20 PM   #57
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I have yet to use a case, just a vinyl wrap around the antenna. Did this for my 4 as well and had no damage. Just have to be careful.
So... you actually disassembled the phone and put vinyl wrap around the antenna? Why?
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Old Oct 22, 2012, 05:45 PM   #58
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So... you actually disassembled the phone and put vinyl wrap around the antenna? Why?
I didn't disassemble the phone, its just a wrap around the phone for texture...
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Old Oct 22, 2012, 05:47 PM   #59
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I have a clear case on mine. You can see it in all it's beauty but stays scratch free
which case are you using? In some clear cases I hate when dust starts to build up inside the case, thats drives me crazy !
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Old Oct 22, 2012, 11:45 PM   #60
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I didn't disassemble the phone, its just a wrap around the phone for texture...
Yes... but you said you put the wrap around the antenna. The antenna is inside the phone. Why would you take apart the phone and wrap stickers around the antenna?
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Old Oct 22, 2012, 11:51 PM   #61
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Meh. Mine's been naked since release day no scratches. I use a phone pouch though. But i always use the phone alot.
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Old Oct 22, 2012, 11:59 PM   #62
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Yes... but you said you put the wrap around the antenna. The antenna is inside the phone. Why would you take apart the phone and wrap stickers around the antenna?
The band around the phone. It's the antenna...
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 12:15 AM   #63
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The band around the phone. It's the antenna...
Yep.... on the 4 and 4S. NOT on the iPhone 5.

EDIT: What do you think the little glass windows on the top and bottom of the iPhone 5 are for? The back is metal except for those 2 spots... that is to allow cellular signals to be received.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 12:18 AM   #64
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Yep.... on the 4 and 4S. NOT on the iPhone 5.

EDIT: What do you think the little glass windows on the top and bottom of the iPhone 5 are for? The back is metal except for those 2 spots... that is to allow cellular signals to be received.
You know what he meant give him a break
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 12:21 AM   #65
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You know what he meant give him a break
It started out as a joke. He said he wrapped the carbon fiber around his antenna... so I teased him about disassembling his phone. But then I realized that he did not know the difference in iPhone 4/4s and iPhone 5 design... so at this point I am merely educating him... not giving him a hard time.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 07:39 PM   #66
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It started out as a joke. He said he wrapped the carbon fiber around his antenna... so I teased him about disassembling his phone. But then I realized that he did not know the difference in iPhone 4/4s and iPhone 5 design... so at this point I am merely educating him... not giving him a hard time.
You knew what he meant. Just acting like a jerk.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 08:41 PM   #67
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I've dealt with scratches on the screen and dings from drops and more over multiple generations of iPhone.

The closest I've gotten to a case is using sticker skins on the back of the phone.

I'm pretty rough on my phones and yet some of the times I end up getting them replaced by Apple just before I sell it off and get a new one. I think you just get used to the wear and tear, and accept it is part of using the phone.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 12:24 AM   #68
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Anyone with no case and completely fine with it either accepts inevitable wear and tear on their phone, or they have altered their carry habits that place the phone on a pedestal, coddling it as though it were a Fabergé Egg.
I used to covet my apple products and protect them from harm at every turn. I realized it's a beautiful piece of hardware but it's meant to be used. My black iPhone 5 is naked and already has a few battle scars and looks badass. Apple's hardware is built with quality materials that protect the internal components yet everyone treats them like a Fabergé Egg as you said.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 12:38 AM   #69
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My black iPhone 5 is naked and already has a few battle scars and looks badass.
You should name it "Omar".
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:34 AM   #70
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Since when do scratches look bad arse dude? These aren't battle scars unless you use your iPhones to protect you in fights? That's a first.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 02:06 AM   #71
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I have always been completely naked, phone look of so many cases
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